And she’s not done in Baton Rouge just yet.
After making an unsuccessful bid to make the football team as a placekicker during spring practice, Isom got a guarantee from coach Les Miles of another shot in fall drills, which begin Aug. 2.
That said, Miles is realistic about Isom’s chances of unseating incumbent Drew Alleman — a second team All-SEC performer in 2011 — for the job.
“The idea that she beats him (Alleman) out in pressure kicks during preseason practice? Not likely,” Miles said when addressing the Baton Rouge Rotary Club. “She’s going to have to compete. Knowing Mo, that’s what she wants to do. She wants to win the job right.”
Isom hopes to become the fourth woman to ever score in a college football game. The first three were Liz Heaston (Willamette University, 1997); Ashley Martin (Jacksonville State, 2001) and Katie Hnida (New Mexico, 2003).
We wish her the best of luck. If only so we can watch her mix it up with “The Honey Badger” some more.